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S.S. Cabrillo: 1910

S.S. Cabrillo: 1910

Circa 1910. "Steamer Cabrillo at dock, probably in Southern California." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Realm of the Coins

Tourists and glass-bottom boats still frequent Catalina a hundred years later. I'll bet there's a small fortune to be made finding some hundred-year-old lost coins offshore, too.

A Sad End

The Cabrillo is still above water, but hardly recognizable. Beached and rotting away.

Change Is Good

The fellows standing in the rowboats gathered near the bow are almost surely diving for coins tossed by passengers overhead. One guy is already halfway in.

I found this color postcard, published by Rieder of Los Angeles, showing coin divers off the bow of the Cabrillo while tied up at Catalina Island. Maybe it was taken the same day as our Shorpy view?

Most likely at Avalon

Glass Bottom Boat

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